Rick Derringer

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1998 (The 1999 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2031.

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Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo (1973)

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Will Rick Derringer be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


20 comments so far (post your own)

From the McCoys and Hang On Sloopy to the Edgar Winter Band to his solo career and Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo. He will never be inducted, but he was a great musician.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 20:16pm

Let's not forget "Real American", Hulk Hogan's entrance music. ;)

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 20:42pm

There was a guy that Derringer discovered named Mason Ruffner...not a bad guitarist. He had a song called "Gypsy Blood", which wasn't bad at all... Let me know who remembers him.

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 01.24.09 @ 20:58pm

Yea Gitarzan I remember that Mason Ruffner song and I thought it was a pretty good song.

Posted by Brian on Sunday, 01.25.09 @ 07:02am

Rick Derringer produced Weird Al Yankovic's first four albums.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.25.09 @ 08:30am

Rick Derringer produced Weird Al Yankovic's first 5 albums.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.17.09 @ 13:23pm


The only real chance(and it's a slim chance) Derringer has of induction is in the Side Men category. In his solo work he really only had one major hit("Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo"), so not enough to be worthy as a performer. Here's a list of some of the albums he has credits on.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 17:38pm

He'll be inducted with The McCoys

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 17:40pm

The McCoys have no chance Roy. They only had two top 40 hits and didn't really influence anyone.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 18:51pm

I'd love to see Derringer get in as a Sideman.

Posted by Steve Z on Wednesday, 07.22.09 @ 21:33pm

Derringer belongs in ahead of more than half of the crap in there.

Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 18:58pm

Derringer belongs in ahead of more than half of the crap in there.

Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 18:58pm

Derringer may have a remote chance at getting in as a sideman (From Edgar Winter to Johnny Winter to Steely Dan to Alice Cooper to Judas Priest) or even as a Non-Performer (very unlikely, see above comments). His solo career isn't very earth shattering so it's just about as much of a long shot as his induction with the McCoys.

However, this brings me to my initial reaction to respond to Francesco's comment. How can you say half of what's in the Hall of Fame is "crap" without backing it up with any sort of proof? Yes, the Hall has some serious faults but half of it crap? Outrageous.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 07.12.10 @ 06:30am

Rick has all sorts of ways he could be, and deserves to be inducted:

Johnny Winter And - served as the band's rhythm guitarist/vocalist and appeared on the band's first album and the band's heavily acclaimed live album. Wrote "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" which was a hit for the band.

Edgar Winter's White Trash - served as the band's lead guitarist and vocalist

The Edgar Winter Group - served in the same capacity

Produced every gold or platinum album Johnny or Edgar Winter have ever had.

Posted by Allan on Friday, 10.15.10 @ 16:56pm

He's such a great guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, etc. He has more talent than 80% of the inductees already in there. But if KISS and Rush can't make it with their monstrous sales and huge influence on other bands, I doubt Rick will. Plus, he's born again (so am I), which is a strike against you from Jan Werner and the rest of the R&R Hall Gestapo.

I listened to 'Guitars and Women' the other day, and immediately fell into a good space. What a great song. My fave on that album is 'Everything'. I got to see him live just once, when I was a kid in '78. What a fun performer, always smiling while sizzling on those chops.

With his entire body of work, he definitely should be in the hall before so many others. But like my favorite band, The Replacements, he just didn't sell enough albums, what a shame.

Posted by Dave in TX on Tuesday, 05.10.11 @ 09:35am

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Posted by mahjong fortuna gratuit on Sunday, 03.18.12 @ 10:59am

Real American

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 08.30.12 @ 07:18am

He also had a band called Derringer. Real American is credited to Derringer, not Rick Derringer, on the WWF soundtracks. Bernie Taupin and Alice Cooper wrote "If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoot You for the 1978 Derringer album.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 12.16.12 @ 08:25am

Sloopy is 50 years old now and Rick has done more than enough to be in the Hall of Fame. He should have been in years ago

Posted by Red Dog on Monday, 08.17.15 @ 11:49am

Rick Derringer songs with lyrics by Bernie Taupin and music by Alice Cooper

01. 1978 If I Weren't So Romantic I'd Shoot You

Available on iTunes

Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.11.16 @ 17:25pm

I look every year for Rick Derringer who wrote the song track for our (boomers) Sixties/Seventies to be inducted. I URGE you to phis Discography please look at as well as being my favorite guitarist. He just celebrated 50 years of music and it says projected year of induction appx 2037. He will be dead I imagine. He has produced numerous inductees records. Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo is always in the top 10 of Favorite Classic Rock. He was part of the McCoys and Hang on Sloopy is the first State Rock Song. OSU has taken this song and TBDBITL plays it every week during Buckeyes football season. I gasp every year at some of the lame acts that get inducted. In Ohio, many of us have boycotted the Rock Hall until our Native Son gets Inducted. I would love to go to the Rock Hall again but unless he is inducted I guess you wont see us there until 2037 and then and only then will our 76 year old bodies step foot in the Rock Hall to be see a 90 year old Rick Derringer get Inducted. Again I urge you to consider him for the next class. Again I urge you to see how many charted songs he has been involved in as well as producing tons of charted hits for others, his session work I can not understand how he beat out the Beatles back in the 60s with Hang On Sloopy but is not in the Rock Hall In Ohio. Ill be there when he is inducted I only hope we are alive by then. Baby Boomers have the money. Could any one of you who knows the rules explain how this is possible? DISCOGRAPHY ON RICK DERRINGER Please

Posted by MaryAnn Lawrence on Saturday, 10.15.16 @ 14:02pm

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